I am going in for my 4th epidural tomorrow afternoon. They help, but are quite a process as the spinal stenosis & spondylolisthesis causes the MD to try and try again, takes 2 sites to get in (the last 2 times at least). Thought seriously about surgery. Minimally invasive TLIF is the recommended type. I am hesitant as I ride a horse (dressage)and fear that I will not be able (allowed) to ride post-surgery. I can ride now without pain, but sleeping at night is very painful due to siactic pain in right leg, walking is not fun and I live in a 2 story house. Have people on this site ridden post-surgery?